A Genius in the Making

Nothing like a bit of Bach organ music when you’re in the mood for it. I was looking on Youtube for Bach’s Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor and I couldn’t find a version I liked better than this one.

And this guy is just 16 years old.

Wow.

His name, apparently, is Gert van Hoef.

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3 thoughts on “A Genius in the Making

  1. I have followed this amazing kid on you tube for three years. I’ve read his comments and his bio by using translations by “Google Language Tools”, and also have messaged him – he “does English” very well.

    Gert was born on June 17, 1994, so he was still 14 when he played this. Even more impressive is that he had learned to read music less than a year before this video was made! Prior to that, he had learned to play this particular piece “by ear”, with some help from a MIDI video which showed a graphic display, but his newly learned skill of reading music improved his performance.

    Gert says “I learn very fast”. The truth of that is evidenced by the fact that he now has an amazing repertory, and has posted over 90 videos – mostly advanced organ works or his own inspired improvisations.

    Gert’s YouTube site:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/gertrw

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